Rebecca Moore Music
Original folk rock traversing the plains between Led Zepplin's Battle of Evermore and Stevie Nicks' Gold Dust Woman.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Crystal Sound Therapy & Taketina-Path of the Rhythm Warrior
2016 has been a big year for me! Even though I could only manage to play two shows due my mystery illness, I did find an fantastic way to entertain myself. Studying! I am currently studying two courses while working on getting well enough to get back to touring and gigging!
CRYSTAL SOUND THERAPY:
The first course is Crystal Sound Therapy using quartz crystal singing bowls. This is a great tool for pain relief and relaxation. I have also been playing the bowls with my piano which gives a unique layer to the songs. It's also really amazing learning about the power of sound for healing. There are many great things about sound therapy, but one that really struck me was that the ear connects directly into the central nervous system and this is one reason why sound healing is so effective. The sound waves pass through the ear, and directly calm the central nervous system. If you know anyone suffering with a chronic pain condition, insomnia or anxiety & depression, then sound therapy (and particularly the Quartz Crystal Bowls) can be amazingly beneficial on so many levels. It is even just great for increasing well being, sleep quality and energy. Here are some pictures of my quartz crystal bowls!
The other course I am studying is an amazing rhythm teacher training course with Austrian pianist, composer and drummer Reinhard Flatischler. It is called the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process and is a three year rhythm psychology course. The effects of TaKeTiNa are quite profound. It is used in academic and clinical settings worldwide as a tool for pain management, relaxation and self-mastery. I am finding it has already had a great impact on my piano playing.
2017 will be a fantastic year which will finally see the release of my album 'Return'. We have some great new t-shirt designs made up and the album cover is ready to send to the printer. More information on that to come! I will also be releasing the videos from the Steel City Strings Orchestra shows soon which are shaping up beautifully.
I wish you all the best for Christmas and the holiday season, plus love and inspiration for a prosperous and fulfilling New Year!!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Update on my situation...
I wanted to share an update on my current situation...The diagnosis is Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. Otherwise known as MALS or Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome. This is where the blood supply to the digestive system is cut off by the ligament of the diaphragm. (Worse when breathing in and singing!) The surgery I had released the artery and allowed the blood to flow again. I got a bit better for a month or so, but then relapsed in January and have not been well since then. MALS means it's hard to eat without feeling sick. I mostly eat very small meals of specific foods and smoothies. I wanted to share what's been going on as it's isolating being so unwell and I need some moral support! Another symptom besides not being able to eat properly is "exercise intolerance" which means I get a lot of pain if I move around too much. One of the most challenging things is it's been a year since I gigged properly. This is the longest stretch of no gigs since I started working as a musician and I used to get the blues after two weeks of no shows!! On the bright side I have been doing a lot of songwriting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am putting a lot of creative energy into my music page. It’s a way for me to stay connected and share my inspirations and love of the creative source that is the heart of my songwriting and music. Love to all challenged by life’s twists and turns from the beautiful, rainy South Coast. x https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaMooreOfficial/
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Rebecca Moore Facebook Page
Have you liked my Facebook page yet?? There are a lot of great things happening there including new videos, free song downloads and lots more!https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaMooreOfficial
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Winter is about to arrive and I am settling in for a time of healing, songwriting and consolidation by the fireside. I am working on getting well after the recent relapse of symptoms from my surgery last year. I am using the time to connect with a phenomenon called 'stillness' which is an unfamiliar place for me after many years of touring without rest! Feel so blessed despite the health issues that are preventing me from getting back out on stage. Here's a beautiful spot close to my home where I go to tune in...
Saturday, April 16, 2016
First single from the new album-Out TODAY!
The first single 'Pretty Big Mess' from my long awaited album 'Return' is out today @: http://rebeccamoore.bandcamp.com/track/pretty-big-mess